PART 2 - OXYGENATE YOUR BODY
Most pathogens, viruses, and parasites are anaerobic - they thrive in the absence of oxygen, even cancer cells. Cancer cells seem able to thrive in an oxygen deprived environment. They depend on the fermention of glucose to survive and multiply. There is now a clear link between oxygen and cancer and that one of the key underlying cause of cancer is low cellular oxygen utilization.
Oxygen keeps us alive and every single cell in our body needs oxygen to produce energy. Cancer cells however do not grow well in the presence of oxygen and excess oxygen causes their degeneration and even death.
Through his investigation on the metabolic characteristics of cancers, Dr. Otto Warburg (Nobel Prize winner in 1931) discovered that when a cell is deprived of 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours it may become ‘cancerous’. He demonstrated that the root cause of cancer is oxygen deficiency, which creates an acidic state in the human body. He also discovered that cancer cells are anaerobic (do not breathe oxygen) and do not multiply in the presence of high levels of oxygen.
Further research into Warburg's theory has been done in recent times to confirm the relationship between cancer cells and oxygen levels. The conclusion has been that low oxygen levels breed cancerous change while increasing cellular oxygen levels inactivates them.
There are several reasons for the cells to become poorly oxygenated – acidic tissues, an overload of toxins clogging up the cells, poor quality cell walls that do not allow nutrients into the cells, lack of nutrients needed for respiration, poor circulation and even low levels of oxygen in the air we breathe.
An effective way to support the body's fight against cancer would be to get as much oxygen as you can into the cells and to improve the ability of these cells to utilize the oxygen. Raising the oxygen levels of normal cells would help prevent them from becoming cancerous and for the case of cancerous cells, increasing oxygen levels could help kill them.
The transport of oxygen in blood is undertaken by hemoglobin, the largest component of red blood cells as shown by the picture on the right.
---- Oxygen is the nutrient that reaches your bloodstream the fastest! -----
The purpose of the oxygen therapy is to increase the supply of oxygen to the lungs and thereby increasing the availability of oxygen to the rest of the body’s tissues. Through the boost of high oxygen, the ability to kill abnormal cells, viruses and disease is increased. There are various therapies involving the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention to overcome cancer. These therapies are not new and have been used safely and effectively in many countries worldwide, for many years. Examples of these are the ozone therapy, hydrogen peroxide therapy, deep breathing and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Oxygen therapy is used in our protocol to improve the supply of oxygen to the cell and this benefits the body in a multitude of ways. The aim of these supportive therapies is to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood and therefore improve oxygen utilization in the tissues.
Strategies to improve oxygen oxygen utilization at cellular level
There are some activities that you can do at home to improve the oxygen carrying capacity in your body. This can be achieved through
Alkaline cells (i.e. cells with a higher pH) have more oxygen retention and carrying capacity than acidic cells – hence, adopt an alkalinizing diet to increase the oxygenation level in the body. Please refer to section 5 - Choose alkalinizing Food
Learn to breathe properly. The more oxygen taken in deep into the tissue, the better your cells feel and the weaker the cancer cells become. Proper breathing techniques can be achieved and learned through the practice of deep breathing. Spend some time (about 10 minutes), two times each day practicing deep rhythmic breathing as follows:
- Sit in a comfortable position (on a chair or cross legged on the floor) or lie flat (on the floor or bed) with the spine straight. Put aside the day’s activities and concentrate on your breathing.
- Inhale the breath gently through your nose - focusing on the breath going to the back of your throat and feel it filling the lower part of your lungs as it pushes the diaphragm outward, forcing your abdomen outward and expanding your ribs. Try to inhale to the count of six and hold to the count of three — then exhale forcefully through the mouth.
- When you breathe out contract your abdomen and force as much air (carbon dioxide) out of the lungs as possible.
Repeat this process. The above breathing technique is called abdominal breathing.
There are many powerful breathing exercises being taught that aim to bring more oxygen to the blood. There is no hard and fast rule, the most important part is to do it consistently once in the morning and the other in the evening when you are winding down. It is also important to ensure that your air is clean, otherwise, you will be breathing in toxins.
Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing as well.
3. Going outdoor
When was the last time you felt the grass beneath your feet? If statistics are anything to go by, you probably can't even remember. Fresh outdoor air contains more oxygen than indoor air (common sense will tell you that - avoid polluted areas though!).
Make it a point to go outdoor; to the hills or among the trees and flowers in the park. Experience the "aaahh" feeling when breathing in fresh air, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, the sounds of the birds in the trees - stepping outside can help anyone feel instantly better.
Researchers at Tokyo's Nippon Medical School noted that women who spent two to four hours in the woods on two consecutive days experienced a nearly 50 percent increase in the activity of cancer-fighting white blood cells.
Exercises make your heart beat at a faster rate thereby forcing you to breathe harder as the body calls for oxygen. Blood gets pumped faster as well. Aerobic exercise such as walking or cycling will help your body utilize oxygen and remove waste through the lymphatic system. If you do not exercise regularly or not at all, just start slowly and then increase the intensity of your workouts. Just like any other part of your body your heart can grow and function better if you exercise it, .
Establish an exercise or walking routine, and get ‘moving’.
5. Avoiding smoking
Smoking is an obvious oxygen drainer for both direct and second hand smokers. If you are a smoker, stop smoking immediately, if you are not, do not hang around people or places that are filled with smoke. Remember, second hand smoke is equally bad.
6. Drink enough water daily
Water is essential not only for the utilization of oxygen in the body but also for transporting the blood and other bodily fluids. Without adequate water, all bodily functions are diminished, including cellular respiration and the removal of toxins and metabolic wastes.
Drinking adequate clean water is necessary to get the full benefits of oxygenation.